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  1. ClockworkCoder

    ClockworkCoder Chaotic Neutral

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    I use a ThinkPad, mostly because it's a model than can be Libreboot'ed. Although I haven't been brave enough to flash it (yet).
     
  2. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    SONY isn't user Sony's first name here, although to my recollection he's always used commercial gaming related names.
     
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  3. logen

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    This^

    How did I forget about this? Yes. I certainly want to try to get into making some 2d games, and the Pyra would be a great little device to target. It's almost a shame it's going to be standard Linux. There's something special lost when a given machine isn't a snapshot in time like Nintendo, or even older Apple systems and DOS.

    Mehbe it's not FOSS, but pico-8, or something like it, could be a lot of fun on a Pyra.

    Edit:

    So I found this: https://tic.computer/create
    and this: https://love2d.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=82913
     
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    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Ptitseb already ported the Love engine to Pandora a few years ago now. I've a recollection of playing pico-8 games on my Pandora as well, though I can't find them now.
     
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    ClockworkCoder Chaotic Neutral

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    I don't know why I didn't really think about it, but writing games on and for the Pyra could be awesome. Especially to take full advantage of the controls, keyboard and sensors... I'm sure it's been discussed, but is there a recommended game engine for that purpose for the Pyra?

    I've started watching One Lone Coder on YouTube, who has some really good videos on game writing.
     
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    Hah! Never noticed! Can't unsee :)
     
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    I never used a real game engine, but I think the Godot Engine could be the best choice to write ambitious games for Pyra. As far as I know it is already ported to the Pandora.

    Edit: Just saw, that there is some trouble with the latest version, but version 3.1 could work again ( https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/godot-game-engine-goes-open-source.73670/page-2 ).
     
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  8. logen

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    If you are looking to rock 2d games, love2d (https://love2d.org/) is worth checking out.

    Also, as mentioned, godot (https://godotengine.org/) is pretty cool. I hear lots of great things, but I haven't really tried much in it myself, just watched some tutorials on it.
     
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    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    Godot is great! I love its take on game structure using nodes: everything is classes and trees and inherited from something else and the whole thing makes sense to me.
    I'd love to actually have the time to sit down and learn to use it properly one day.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendations guys. Godot indeed looks very good, although I'll likely stick with simpler 2D engines, at least to begin with. Love2D looks good :)
     
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    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    Godot is a 2D engine. It is also a 3D engine but you don't have to use it.
     
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    I noticed that. Looking more closely it seems very much overkill for my needs.

    I just want to play around with c++, and get a good grounding in the basics. That it supports multiple languages and has it's own editor is not of particular interest to me, and may be more distracting than helpful.

    I could see it being ideal to many others though.
     
  13. ThinkPad

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    >HUR DUR
    >I am not upset that he is doing it
    >why he is doing it
    >commercial branding
    >I'm curious as to, 'why'?


    Calm down, I just love good hardware.
     
  14. That One Seong

    That One Seong The Average 成

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    Apparently to an obnoxious degree that you're willing to derail an entire thread about it.

    Of all things, this was my first post in a while. . . ?
     
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    You seem defensive.

    I too am curious as to the motivation behind your behavior. Less so the commercial branding, more so the reason you'd decide to do something so rude as to paraphrase something Grench said as "HUR DUR", when his post was respectfully asking a question, and not demeaning or insulting to you in any way. I have noticed a pattern of this sort of thing, and I do not understand it.

    Grench is not attacking you my friend, you can safely retract your claws. We are all interested in technology and we all want the Pyra to succeed and be amazing. This means that you and I have more in common than 99% of my "offline" friends, and thus we should get along famously. I do disagree with your negative view on ED's transparency or perceived lack thereof, but I also love to argue. Therefore, taking (what I see as) an unreasonable position just makes me enjoy your point of view all the more. In fact if it wasn't for the personal attacks and derogatory name-calling you would be one of my favorite forum members. However, when an autistic person replies that he is offended at your derogatory use of the term "autistic screeching", the correct response is an apology, not to double-down.

    --- Double Post Merged, Feb 26, 2019, Original Post Date: Feb 26, 2019 ---
    Sorry for that derail, I lost track of the topic.

    I am doing nothing to prepare for the Pyra, except saving up money for it and for the accessories to max out its usefulness.
     
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    I think mucking about with OpenMorrowind on Pyra will be my main thing, to begin with.

    Are there any video game characters that are retro and well-known, but that don't have some bloodthirsty legal team behind their trademark, that I could use for an open-source thingy avatar? Commander Keen maybe?
     
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  17. ThinkPad

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    I don't care at all
    Why should I care if someone is "offended" by the reality? And the reality, my friend,... Pyra is not coming anytime soon.
    Like it or not this is a FACT.

    So in order to be on the topic, I am not preparing... there is nothing to prepare for at this point.

    Best Regards,
     
  18. ClockworkCoder

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    After looking at the Exagear thread (for which I was completely oblivious, and apparently already too late to get a license for anyway), I do now have an interest in checking out pitSeb's Box86 and see what it may be capable of.
     
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  19. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    Yeah, it's very feature heavy, easy to get lost in the sauce. Like I said, I just really like they way it structures a "scene", very intuitive to my particular brain but I can see why it may not be for others.
    Good luck, hopefully you complete something fun that you'll want to share one day :)
     
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    1. I copied my i3 configuration and modified it to suit pyra.
    2. Made a bash script to use as phone dialer, it uses rofi (can be replaced with dmenu too), and simple text file for contacts list.
    Here is the script

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    shopt -s lastpipe
    contacts_file=~/contacts.txt
    rofi -dmenu -location 1 -l 10 -width 100 -font "Inconsolata 14" -p contacts_list  < "$contacts_file" | read -a "name"
    [[ ! $name ]] && exit
    [[ ${name[1]} ]] && echo -e "${name[1]}\n${name[2]}\n${name[3]}\n${name[4]}\n${name[5]}"  |  rofi -dmenu -location 1 -l 10 -width 100 -font "Inconsolata 14" -p ${name[0]} | read "number"
    [[ ! ${name[1]} ]] && export number=${name[0]}
    [[ ! $number ]] && exit
    echo -e "call\nsms"  |  rofi -dmenu -location 1 -l 10 -width 100 -font "Inconsolata 14" -p $number | read "order"
    case $order in
        call) call $number ;;
        sms) sms $number ;;
    esac
    Contacts file goes like this
    Code:
    <name>     <number1>      <number2>
    
    "call" and "sms" will be replaced with actual commands that pyra os provides, I hope they are scriptable.
     
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